Exhibits: ‘Extraordinary Ordinary Things’ (CMOA)

Extraordinary Ordinary Things, Carnegie Museum of Art’s latest decorative arts and design exhibition, features more than 300 objects from our expansive collection, which dates back to the founding of the museum in 1895.

In this video, the museum team takes you behind the scenes for a look at how this exhibition came to be, while sharing stories about a few of the remarkable objects in the show! Spanning some of the most significant design developments of the past three centuries, the works on view in Extraordinary Ordinary Things offer boundless inspiration and present the endless possibilities for functional design for visitors to learn about, consider, and enjoy.

Want to learn more about decorative arts and design at Carnegie Museum of Art? Visit us online: https://cmoa.org/exhibition/extra-ord…

Previews: History Today Magazine – August 2022

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Ahmad Shah Durrani, father of  Prince Darab, Mughal School, 1757. CPA Media Co. Ltd/TopFoto.

Prince Darab’s Lost Treasure

Fleeing his father’s empire, an Afghan prince travelled from Kabul to Sindh via Mecca, becoming a fugitive, courtier and pilgrim in the process.

Nigel Farage’s Bayeux Tapestry tie, 20 November 2014.

Law of the Land

What relevance do the Norman Conquest and the events of 1066 have to contemporary British politics? Everything and nothing.

Executions

Violent Ends

Early modern methods of execution were carefully calculated to inflict shame upon the condemned. 

he  Felix Dzerzhinsky tractor factory dispatches DT-54 tractors, 1930s.

The Unbreakable City

The Battle of Stalingrad began in August 1942, subjecting its residents to months of living hell. But few doubted that the city was worth defending; its significance to the Soviet project made it too important to abandon.

Aerial Short Films: ‘Mountains Song’

Mountains Song – is my latest short drone film. In this film the main subject are mountains of all sizes tall and short, with clouds and fog as a complimentary. I also wanted to experiment a bit with a post production and grading. I was inspired by Ansel Adams black and white contrasty landscape photos and wanted to create similar imagery, but with in a video. To my big surprise I found almost no b&w drone films, so I wanted to fix tat.

The subdued atmospheric sound from Ryan Taubet in my opinion compliments the airy scenery.

Filmed and Edited by: Vadim Sherbakov

Bike Rides: Södermalm In Stockholm, Sweden (4K)

A bike ride through Södermalm, Stockholm.

Södermalm – also called Söder – has developed into one of Stockholm’s hottest neighborhoods. The atmosphere is relaxed, creative and trendy, and the neighborhood offers a myriad of vintage, fashion and design shops.

In addition to smaller boutiques and galleries there is an abundance of places to eat and drink. Many of the places are located in style-conscious SoFo (South of Folkungagatan), Hornstull and Mariatorget. Söder also has many parks and breathtaking panoramic views of Stockholm. Two of the best viewpoints are Fjällgatan and Monteliusvägen. Here is a guide to the best views in Stockholm

The vibe in Södermalm is relaxed, creative and trendy, especially in the Sofo area. This neighborhood offers a myriad of vintage stores, eclectic shops, Swedish fashion, galleries and design stores, mixed with an abundance of places to eat and drink.

Travel & Cultural Views: ‘Iceland – Isle Of Artists’

Unpronounceable volcanoes, Björk, Vikings, Game of Thrones – these are some of the things you might think of relating to Iceland. This remote and fascinating island, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with a population of 360,000 people, is one of the most creative nations in the world. Is it due to isolation, the inspiration from nature or its centuries-old folklore legends? Eve Jackson goes to the land of ice and fire to find out why Iceland has such an exceptional and disproportionate amount of artists.

Street Views: Broadway In Nashville, Tennessee

Broadway is a major thoroughfare in the downtown area in Nashville, Tennessee. It includes Lower Broadway, an entertainment district renowned for honky tonks and live country music. The street is also home to retail shops, restaurants, dessert spots, tourist attractions, and a few hotels.

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – August 1, 2022

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